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Re: For Sale: Amiga Walker
« Reply #29 on: August 03, 2011, 12:05:23 AM »
FYI I plan to end the auction at 22:00 UK time on Sunday (7th August).
 

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Re: For Sale: Amiga Walker
« Reply #30 on: August 03, 2011, 12:33:52 AM »
Is this the same Walker which was showcased at Amiga Benelux Show 2003(?) (where also the stillborn Amiga.org Magazine was 'released').

http://www.bambi-amiga.co.uk/reports/benelux_report/folder4/picpage/page21.htm
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Re: For Sale: Amiga Walker
« Reply #31 on: August 03, 2011, 12:51:52 AM »
If I was lucky enough to own this,  first thing I'd do would be to replace the beige CD-ROM and floppy drive with black ones.
 

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Re: For Sale: Amiga Walker
« Reply #32 on: August 03, 2011, 12:59:45 AM »
If I owned it, I'd set to work on making reproduction cases, and outsource the HW to be used to make newer HW, and then loan it to museums, to make money.
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Re: For Sale: Amiga Walker
« Reply #33 on: August 03, 2011, 01:21:55 AM »
Then you'd get sued into nonexistence by the patent, copyright, and trademark owner.  Just like we saved you and us from in the other topic.
 

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Re: For Sale: Amiga Walker
« Reply #34 on: August 03, 2011, 08:45:28 AM »
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If I owned it, I'd set to work on making reproduction cases, and outsource the HW to be used to make newer HW, and then loan it to museums, to make money.

Or you could reproduce the case, put a PC inside it and yell "The Amiga Walker lives again, the wait is over!" and everyone will go crazy.

Wait, was that too sarcastic towards someone certain?  Nah, I don't think so.
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Re: For Sale: Amiga Walker
« Reply #35 on: August 03, 2011, 02:22:03 PM »
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Wait, was that too sarcastic towards someone certain?  Nah, I don't think so.


I think you got just the right amount of sarcasm in there!
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Re: For Sale: Amiga Walker
« Reply #36 on: August 03, 2011, 05:33:56 PM »
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Then you'd get sued into nonexistence by the patent, copyright, and trademark owner.  Just like we saved you and us from in the other topic.


Because they're obviously doing so much with the patent, copyright, and trademark now.

Stupid lawyers.  :(
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Re: For Sale: Amiga Walker
« Reply #37 on: August 03, 2011, 05:43:51 PM »
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Because they're obviously doing so much with the patent, copyright, and trademark now.

Stupid lawyers.  :(


Didn't Merlancia buy the rights to the Walker case?
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Re: For Sale: Amiga Walker
« Reply #38 on: August 03, 2011, 08:19:02 PM »
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Is this the same Walker which was showcased at Amiga Benelux Show 2003(?) (where also the stillborn Amiga.org Magazine was 'released').


The very same.  BTW I'll be leaving the Walker web pages up, can I use that pic?


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Didn't Merlancia buy the rights to the Walker case?


Nope.  They claimed to buy them, but I don't think they even spoke to the owner.

Amiga Technologies didn't own it either - they never paid for it!


Hmm, I should really update the web page sometime, I've collected various bits over the years I could put up.
 

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Re: For Sale: Amiga Walker
« Reply #39 on: August 03, 2011, 08:21:45 PM »
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If I was lucky enough to own this,  first thing I'd do would be to replace the beige CD-ROM and floppy drive with black ones.



On something of this rarity I wouldn't (and didn't) change anything.
 

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Re: For Sale: Amiga Walker
« Reply #40 on: August 03, 2011, 08:31:02 PM »
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The very same.  BTW I'll be leaving the Walker web pages up, can I use that pic?

Better ask the website owner ;) (ryu / darren).

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Re: For Sale: Amiga Walker
« Reply #41 on: August 03, 2011, 08:36:43 PM »
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Or you could reproduce the case, put a PC inside it and yell "The Amiga Walker lives again, the wait is over!" and everyone will go crazy.

Wait, was that too sarcastic towards someone certain?  Nah, I don't think so.


Sarcasm aside, if someone were to do this (at a semi-reasonable price) I would buy one, especially if I could get it without the PC motherboard, and stick something like the FPGA Arcade in it. I always liked the Walker design :)
 

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Re: For Sale: Amiga Walker
« Reply #42 on: August 04, 2011, 03:27:33 PM »
The cases shape may or may not be covered by a patent.  These were prototypes after all.  With a case you can produce a mould and use it to make copies.  You could provide Amiga stickers for the end user to put on themselves.  Sell the cases.
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Re: For Sale: Amiga Walker
« Reply #43 on: August 04, 2011, 03:35:28 PM »
Maybe if someone gets one of those 3D printers we can attempt to remake the case.
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Re: For Sale: Amiga Walker
« Reply #44 from previous page: August 04, 2011, 03:48:26 PM »
Just do it and ask questions later.  I'd buy a replica Walker case in a heartbeat.  With or without diy labels.
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